Postdoc Position on Rock Dissolution for CO2 Mineralization

Faculty of Science & Technology, University of Twente is inviting applications for the Postdoc Position on Rock Dissolution For CO2 Mineralization in the Netherlands.

The physical chemistry of reaction-diffusion processes for aqueous electrolytes in contact with mineral surfaces underlies various dissolution/precipitation reactions in nature and technology. A prominent example is the dissolution of olivine leading to the precipitation of magnesite. To better understand and eventually control these processes, we are setting up a research program to elucidate the complexity arising from the coupling of bulk and interfacial reactions. The University of Twente is looking for a postdoc who wants to contribute to this program by designing and executing experiments (optical visualization and spectroscopies: Raman, IR, fluorescence; AFM; microfluidics) and/or by (numerically) modeling coupled chemical speciation and transport problems. Physical and chemical intuition will be essential to identify the dominant processes.

Duration: The position is for 2 years


  • The university offers a dynamic ecosystem with enthusiastic colleagues in a stimulating scientific environment.
  • a gross monthly salary between € 3.557,- to a maximum of € 4.670-, depending on experience.
  • A holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.3%.
  • The number of holiday hours for full-time employment is 232 hours per calendar year.

In addition, the Postdoc Position on Rock Dissolution for CO2 Mineralization offer:

  • A multi-disciplinary team
  • State-of-the-art equipment
  • A green campus working environment
  • Possibility to visit (national/international) conferences

Job Requirements

The school is looking for a researcher with:

  • Excellent academic skills.
  • A PhD degree in physical chemistry or chemical engineering.
  • Experience with numerical modeling or microfluidic microscopy is considered advantageous.
  • Good proficiency in English.
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Application Process

Interested applicants for the Postdoc Position on Rock Dissolution for CO2 Mineralization should provide:

  • A tailored motivational letter (max. 1 page)
  • A Curriculum Vitae
  • Names of persons to contact for references

To apply, click here.

Application Deadline: December 01, 2022.

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